Medical ArticlesChanging Treatment
To wisely alter and arrange the treatment in any case is of th...
How And Why We Breathe
Life is Shown by Breathing. If you wanted to find out whether...
Exercise While Fasting
The issue of how much activity is called for on a fast is co...
The Direction Of The Body In Locomotion
LIFTING brings us to the use of the entire body, whic...
Inflammation Of The Finger Case Xxxii
Miss B. aged 23, had a slight scratch on the inside of the in...
Methods Of Obtaining Pure Water
Wise Planning and Spending of Money is Necessary. If our city...
Rules For Direct Laryngoscopy
1. The laryngoscope must always be held in the left hand, nev...
The Temples Of Esculapius
It has been truly said that temples were the first hospital...
If a more malignant form of endocarditis develops on a mild ...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Sterno-clavicular Or Tracheal Region And The Relative Position Of Its Main Bloodvessels Nerves &c
The law of symmetry governs the development of all structures...
Rub the hands and arms well twice a day with CAYENNE LOTION (s...
The Use Of The Will
IT is not generally recognized that the will can be t...
Cardiovascular Renal Disease Arrhythmia
While this terns really signifies irregularity and intermit...
Take the B D current, medium force. If the paralysis be in a ...
Paralysis Of The Esophagus
The passage of liquids and solids through the esophagus is a ...
Necessity Of Allaying The Heat
The packs and baths should be continued, even when the patien...
I KNOW a woman who says that if she wants to get her ...
Palpitation Of The Heart
This is commonly a symptomatic or sympathetic affection--rare...
Complications And After-effects Of Bronchoscopy
All foreign body cases should be watched day and night by spe...
Wine And Water If No Reaction Can Be Obtained
Should the patient remain cold in his pack for longer than an...
Source: Papers On Health
Persons suffering from nervous prostration have
probably allowed the urgency of seeming duty to drive them on in work
till the vital energies have been fairly exhausted. At last they are
completely broken down, and the very fountains of life are dried up.
The brain itself has become incapable of giving sleep, or sound
thought. But there is no need for despondency: this trouble is
perfectly curable, only the right means must be employed.
In every case of real "nervous prostration," our question must be--How
shall we enable this vital element to recreate itself? The answer is,
with heat. Here we may detail the process which we know to be
successful. Dip a four-ply cotton cloth in cayenne lotion, and lightly
wring out. Lay this gently over the stomach and bowels, and over this
an india-rubber bag full of hot water. All must be only hot enough to
be comfortable. This application may remain on for two hours without
any change, then it is repeated. Where no bag can be had, a good thick
fomentation should be used instead. See Nerves, Shaken; Nerves,
Troubled, and all articles on nervous trouble.
Much depends on consideration of the individual case, and careful
thought and strong sense are needed on the part of all dealing with
such cases. (See Changing Treatment.)
Dessertspoonfuls of light food should be given every half-hour, and
increased in quantity as the patient can bear it. Avoid alcohol and all
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